from Great Britain, August 2018
"Amazing experience "
We were so well looked after from the moment we arrived to the morning we left. The Yoga was amazing as was the hospitality. The arranged excursions were breathtaking and included local knowledge that personalised it and gave you a real snapshot of the area/people.
from Indonesia, July 2018
"A retreat center that i highly recommend"
This B&B is special with an very authentic character. A cosy and charming place to stay. Anna really takes good care of all her customers and the kundalini-yoga-lessons that she gives, are really good. She gives them in a very good way. The massages are also of high quality, just like the food. This B&B is located in a quite place, although regularly you hear dogs barking and chickens in the morning. It is the perfect location for interesting excursions.
from United Arab Emirates, June 2018
"Wonderful stay at Santhika yoga retreat centre "
I liked the beautiful atmosphere at the resort. It’s quite small (currently expanding) and cosy which give you warm feeling even if u are a solo traveller. I liked the idea that you can stay there in the hostel and also be a part of yoga retreat. You can join different tours during your stay where you can see amazing waterfalls, rice fields and marvellous Bali nature. The food was very delicious and you can choose accordingly to your preference. It’s unlimited beverages throughout the stay. It’s a very convenient location as it’s just approximately 15 min walk to the beach. The place is perfect as for solo as for couple travellers. I’m looking forward to visit this place again and also have to mention friendly owners and staff who cares about their guests needs.
from Indonesia, June 2018
"Eternal gratitude. Sat Nam 🙏"
Anna is a force of nature and gifted me with her infinite generosity on precious kundalini yoga and meditation classes, not to mention the personalized kriyas. She also encouraged me to receive, by taking special spa sessions, which then I realized to be part of a broader learning lesson. The location is an oasis and the Villa has the most orange sky beautiful sunset I have ever seen. Anna, eternal gratitude 🙏
from Great Britain, April 2018
"Beautiful and peaceful place to relax"
Santhika was wonderful. Anna met us when we arrived after our comfy airport transfer (even though we arrived at 3.30am) our rooms were beautiful with comfy double beds, fantastic bathrooms and beautiful gardens surrounding them.
The staff at Santhika were all so smily and friendly and we could want for nothing.
Our 7 day retreat was a perfect blend of yoga, relaxation, good food, exploring Northern Bali and of course the incredible massage.
Kundalini yoga was led by Anna who did a great job of pushing us so we could break our own boundaries and find new limits.
from United States, July 2018
My stay in Santhika was wonderful. I booked a private room for 11 days (quite big with a charming "outside-like" bathroom)
// food was healthy (usually cooked with coconut oil), that guests get to choose according to their diversified menu; + several opportunities to try Balinese cuisine (yummy!!)
// yoga classes took place within a nice atmosphere (music + insense), the asanas and meditation exercices were different each day, so we get to work on every part of the body along the retreat
// we got the opportunity to practice at another villa on the beach just before watching sunset, which was another magical experience....
// 3 spa sessions, with Balinese style massages, scrubs, facial, hair treatment and flower bath, dreamy
// 2 waterfalls excursions to discover the inner Bali + dolphins watching tour on Lovina beach : very well organized, the guides always made sure that we were comfortable and had always small attentions for the group (breakfast on the boat, clay mask in a river, photographs taken, etc.)
// Anna and her staff at Santhika were always lovely and happy to help or give advice for any kind of requests :)
Thank you once again for this fantastic experience, I'm already figuring out when can I come back!
from Australia, July 2018
"Great experience!Highly recommend it!"
Everyone was very warm, respectful and friendly.
Yoga with Anna was a beautiful experience, I left the retreat feeling amazing!
Spa treatments and the tours they organise for you were perfect!
I love the fact that it is located in the North of Bali, never been before and it is truly calm and authentic.
from Thailand, December 2017
Santhika is a small little place in paradise. I felt so welcome and as a part of the family. Anna, her family and the staff are amazing. It's a cute little place to leave the outside world behind.
I'm honest if I would have seen on bookyogaretreat that it is Kundalini yoga I would haven't booked it but I am so happy about this! I didn't like Kundalini but with Anna it's awesome! You can trust Anna and feel totally safe with her. She got a huge knowledge. She really helps you and looks that you feel comfortable and good.
All my trips were amazing and not touristy. My massages as well. The girls are angels and the food they cook is so delicious ,)
from Australia, August 2018
"Simple authentic Bali at its best"
I booked a private room and was given a villa at Alam Sunset Villas right on the water. I fell asleep listening to the waves, arose to pink hues over the ocean, was tended to with love by the staff Marilena and Surya - and had the most delicious massages by Putu and Marilena in the bungalow next to the ocean. And then there’s Ana and her strong but gentle way of guiding you through a Kundalini practice - I was lucky enough to experience this in the rustic shala by the beach whilst the sun set over the ocean in front of us as well as at the Santhika shala with the gong. Transformative! There was also two amazing days seeing the real Balinese villages, temples, waterfalls and jungle with Kadek then the local dolphins and snorkeling in crystal clear ocean with Dodi. Such happy spirited, informative and caring people. Feeling truely blessed by Bali and Ana & Komang’s team at Santhika. Suksma & Namaste x
from Vietnam, May 2018
"Great for solo travelers "
I loved the two spa treatments I received during my stay. I liked the atmosphere. I learned to like the kundalini style yoga. I like the attention and care I received from Anna and all the staff. I liked my outings and activities a lot. I liked being walking distance to the beach.
We booked the big double room which had a nice outside bathroom. We were welcomed with a drink, fruit ,and a free foot massage. What a great start. The room was nice, the air-conditioning and fan managed to cool it down a little. There's an extra towel if you want to use the pool. Anna is really lovely and she helped us in arranging stuff. There's also a spa with nice treatments, a small swimming pool to chill in, and a restaurant. The breakfast in the morning was great too, and we loved the fruits. The whole place has a bit of jungle-style with small stone paths and wooden constructions. There are multiple places to relax and chill for a day. We used the laundry service which was quick, cheap, and good. We had a pleasant stay! The location is a little outside the center so renting a motorbike is recommended.
Herman Buyle Indonesia
It's 600 to 700 meters from the beach, and inside the local community. The place is small but very entertaining. There's a lot of antique garden decorations. All constructions are from used materials, so very sustainable and green all around. The staff provided good information and help. We found out from them that we could rent a bike to go a few days around Bali and come back to catch the shuttle bus to Ubud for an economic price.